The US Government, Capitalism or Socialism ?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by libertad, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Let's call a spade, a spade. Is a white horse white ?

    Agricultural subsidies for individual's land amortization paid by taxes, real estate-50% of all home mortgages supported by taxes..... educational loans, military, medicare, medicaid, social securitiy, and other unfunded entitlements supported by taxes......is SOCIALISM......

    The incestual SEC, NASD, CFTC, Corporate employment by musical chairs, police policing the police, "Fraternal Good Ole Boy" system is QUASI CAPITALISTIC....

    Capitalize, Privatize the gains.....
    Socialize the losses.....

    1% of the population controls 80% of the wealth.....

    Without a doubt, the white horse, really is white.

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    This idea that the US is a straight up capitalist state is a myth.....

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    TIME FOR CHANGE !!!!!!

    HOW ABOUT GETTING BACK TO VERY LOW TAXES AND
    REAL CAPITALISM ?!!!!!!
     
  2. US Gov is socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else
     
  3. Seems to me to be a blend.. I'd call it "economic Facism".

    In any event... and make no mistake about it... Gummint intends to (1) get control of and spend as much of everyone's money as possible... ALL of it, if they can swing it, and (2) monitor and control every aspect of every American's life. The Patriot Act is an early "brick in the wall"... :mad:
     
  4. I think Hong Kong before it became a part of China was one of the closest to being a true capitalist society.

    Flat taxes and when they had their housing bust they let it happen. And when the stock markets tanked, they didnt talk it up, they bought shares.
     
  5. these bial-outs recently,

    have privatized the gains and socialized the losses..

    so, perhaps your statements are true..
     
  6. Solution ?


    15% consumption tax, no other taxes

    Internet government, state by state, city by city.....
    The people internet vote how taxes are spent......

    Banks are localized....and act like banks.......

    Electronic stock exchanges are enhanced, the provider of innovations....and proper wealth distribution....

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    No more Democrats or Republicans.....

    Turn the White House and other Washington gummint buildings into hotels and apartments.......

    They are only relics of the past anyway, and no longer represent capitalism.....up is down.....down is up......

    The two party political system is the cause of the current problems...... the US depends on a couple of guys that head up a couple of advertising budgets ? This is not democracy....this is a joke......good for the advertisers though....

    GET RID OF IT !!!!!!!
     
  7. US prisons are owned and operated by private companies but all their revenue is paid by the gov with your taxes, if you call that capitalism then America is capitalist

    America and Americans are double standard bitches
     
  8. 200 years ago, it took a REVOLUTION to rid the colonies of the tyranny of King George.... where the Patriots risked EVERYTHING.. life, liberty, and property.

    It would now take all that again to rid the US of current greedy, corrupt, lying, thieving government.. :mad:

    JMO... ANYBODY who votes for either Obama or McCain is either a self-serving "please give me something for free at the cost of somebody else, my Gummint, slacker", or a "head in the sand pussy" who shouldn't even be allowed to vote.. :mad:

    On Larry King Live last night, former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura said, (1) "I'm not casting a vote for either candidate. (2) My government LIES to me constantly, and I'm tired of it. (3) There is no fiscal responsibility with either party."

    So... here's a formerly VERY HIGH PROFILE person calling BULLSHIT on the Gummint. How is it that the average American (and lots of ET'ers) are so blind and complacent that they don't see how the Gummint is HOSING EVERYBODY, every which way... and lying about it?

    Good Grief, people. Wake up and pay attention!

    :mad:
     
  9. Excellent Commentary
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    This is unbelievable......

    Think about it.....

    The congress is on TV grilling a guy Bernanke who has has got it wrong every time that they have questioned him....as to the state of the economy.....and what the solutions are....and he is still given the job.....WTF !!!!!!!!!!??????????????

    This is the difference between a rat and a human....

    The rat understands that there is no more cheese....

    The human keeps looking.....
     
    #10     Jul 15, 2008